Total Fire Ban and Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans

Published on Friday, 24 December 2021 at 12:16:52 PM

This webpage was last updated at 7pm, Tuesday 29 December 2021.

Total Fire Ban

 A TOTAL FIRE BAN has been declared for the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale for:

  • Monday, 3 January 2022
  • Wednesday, 29 December 2021
  • Tuesday 28 December 2021
  • Monday 27 December 2021
  • Sunday 26 December 2021
  • Saturday 25 December 2021 

If you see smoke or flames, call 000.

 At these times you must not:

  • Light, maintain or use a fire in the open air.
  • Carry out any activity that could start a fire.

This includes:  

  • Open fires for the purpose of cooking, camping or outdoor entertainment are not allowed including fire pits and bonfires.
  • Hot work such as metal work, grinding, welding, gas cutting is not allowed in the open air except for business and industry if regulatory conditions are met.
  • Off-road activity using a four-wheel drive, quad bike, motorcycle, bobcat or similar vehicle, except for agricultural purposes or by business and industry if regulatory conditions are met.

Total Fire Bans: All you need to know

Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban

A HARVEST AND VEHICLE MOVEMENT BAN has also been issued by the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer for:

  • Sunday 26 December 2021
  • Saturday 25 December 2021 


  • Harvesting operations are not permitted.
  • All off-road activity is banned, regardless of whether it is for agricultural purposes or work being conducted by business, industry and public authorities.
  • Off-road includes areas such as paddocks, bushland, uncleared land and land with stubble or long grass.
  • Off-road activity includes the use of anything activated by an internal combustion engine being used off-road e.g. motor bikes, quad bikes, excavators, chain saws, ride on lawn mowers and generators.
  • NO operation of any plant/machinery during this time.

If you break the rules, you could face severe penalties. Read the full declaration here.

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